1. March Madness: Are Underdogs Good for Ratings?

    A couple years ago, all four number one seeds made it to the Final Four. Contrast that with this year where at least two of the final four teams will be a five seed or worse, with a number two seed and possibly a number three...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about over 4 years ago 128 reads 1 comments

  2. Why Not Having an NCAA Football Playoff Is BS

    It will diminish the value of the regular season to have a college playoff system. Games in September and October that currently carry the intensity of an NFL playoff game would be rendered insignificant ...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about almost 5 years ago 252 reads 5 comments

  3. The Curious Case Of Hank Baskett

    Three years ago he joined the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted rookie free agent. So when the Philadelphia Eagles finally cut ties with perennial under achiever Billy McMullen by trading him ...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about almost 5 years ago 1,271 reads 3 comments

  4. Michael Vick Debuts, Offense Sputters, Asante Shines

    It took only two plays, but Michael Vick's much ballyhooed return to the NFL finally happened in Philadelphia tonight—a four yard shuffle pass to running back LeSean McCoy...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about almost 5 years ago 303 reads 6 comments

  5. A Gameshow Idea: Name That Pittsburgh Pirate

    You have about as good a shot at naming the Pirates in the photo above from the 1897 team (who appropriately had a losing record as well: 60-71) as you would being able to shout out tomorrow's ...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about almost 5 years ago 138 reads 3 comments

  6. Philadelphia Eagles' Jim Johnson Remembered

    Philadelphia again faced the loss of a beloved sports icon, seemingly unfair for a city that has already endured the deaths of the legendary sportscaster Harry Kalas and longtime local Action ...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about almost 5 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  7. Should the Philadelphia Eagles Sign Vick?

    At the gym this morning on the treadmill while watching the local news, I couldn't help but notice Todd Pinkston introduced as a wide receivers coach for my Eagles...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about almost 5 years ago 1,109 reads 3 comments

  8. Philadelphia Eagles Hype: Is It Warranted?

    You won't admit it, but you're guilty of it too. Every year around this time, everyone is crowning that one "chick" pick when it's still sexy. You know what I'm talking about...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about almost 5 years ago 899 reads 14 comments

  9. Congratulations, James Harrison...President Obama Can Congratulate You Later

    It makes sense. President Obama is merely a civil servant working for us, while you, James Harrison, were the Most Valuable Player in the Superbowl...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about 5 years ago 359 reads 2 comments

  10. Sixers—Magic: Philadelphia Trump Hornets Tank Job

    I came home today, amped up to watch my Sixers run the Magic out of the building with neither Hulk Hogan and his big elbow nor starting forward Courtney Lee in the lineup...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about 5 years ago 110 reads 2 comments

  11. Asparagus in Cleveland

    I find myself torn during these NBA playoffs. On one hand, I'm ecstatic that my Sixers have stolen two of the first three games against Orlando. On the other hand, I know it doesn't matter...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about 5 years ago 92 reads 4 comments

  12. A New Steel Curtain in Pittsburgh?

    When you think of defense and Pittsburgh, the one thing that comes to mind is the Steelers—possibly even the Penguins with the way Marc-Andre Fleury has been guarding the net—but certainly not the Pirates...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about 5 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  13. Eli, Meet Daunte Culpepper

    During the past four years, Eli Manning has had one thing in common with most NFL greats who ever played the position—a go-to receiver. The key word there is had. All the greats had one...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about 5 years ago 528 reads 21 comments

  14. Sixer Fans Will Have To Wait Until Next Season for a Win

    First, let me put out this disclaimer—it's my fault, I jinxed the Philadelphia 76ers and I apologize...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about 5 years ago 114 reads 4 comments

  15. Does Winning the NIT Count for Breaking My Drought?

    I'm a complainer, and I'm darn good at it. My wife would be more than willing to attest to that. I've had ample opportunity to polish this craft during the past 36 years. Make it 28 since I didn't watch sports until I was eight...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about over 5 years ago 116 reads 2 comments

  16. Jay Cutler: The Bear Necessity

    Breaking news. Da Bears are hands down early favorites to win the NFC Norris Division and primed to get back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2005. Out: Kyle Orton and Chicago's first and third round picks in 2009 and first in 2010...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about over 5 years ago 935 reads 41 comments

  17. NIT Equals Teen Week on Jeopardy

    Being a Penn State faithful, I'm more familiar with the NIT than I'd rather admit. We've mastered the art of making it a triennial tradition having been there now seven times since 1990...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about over 5 years ago 203 reads 2 comments

  18. An Aggravating Calmness: Pitt's Demise

    With 6:41 remaining, Pitt had Villanova right they wanted them—down by four. Admittedly, I hadn't seen a lot of Pitt's regular season games, so for their first three dances on route to the elite eight, I was wondering what the problem was...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about over 5 years ago 131 reads 2 comments

  19. Sixers Regaining Mo' - Not that Mo!

    I can't believe I'm about to say this, but don't look now—the Philadelphia 76ers are playing their best basketball of the season as the playoffs approach, and I'm kind of excited...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about over 5 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  20. Your New World Champions!

    As a Pirates fan first, I must admit that my surrogate team has always been the Phillies when the Pirates aren’t in contention...which is basically every year...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about over 5 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  21. Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend Too

    Every year around this time I phone Dave, who grew up in Seattle and loves everything about the Emerald City, to tell him this is the year...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about over 5 years ago 82 reads 1 comments

  22. T.O. K.O.'d: a Letter to Terrell Owens

    From one of the longest running dynasties when you joined them, to nearly the Ravens, to the Philadelphia Eagles amidst their peak under Reid, to “America’s Team," you have ...

    Jason McGovern Written by Jason McGovern about over 5 years ago 100 reads 3 comments